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Rietumu Asset Management: developing markets are focus of attention

11-Apr-2016 / Products & Services Latvian company Rietumu Asset Management has released its investment funds profitability review for March.

The review includes an analysis of key economic indicators, monetary policy, raw materials markets, and stocks, bonds and currency markets.

“Key assets classes have shown positive dynamics in March. To a large extent it was driven by an improvement in investor confidence, who adapted to the new circumstances in the economy. This is one more positive indicator – the fall in correlation between oil prices and market movements,” – says RAM expert Yury Moskaliuk.

The RAM experts note that in the current climate of record low interest rates and moderate growth of corporate profits, securities in companies from developing sectors of the economy are the most attractive. One should make particular mention of China – according to the approved development plan for the next five years, economic growth of the country will amount to 6.5%.

Prices of raw materials continue to recover. However, despite their longterm growth being ensured by fundamental factors, experts warn of short-term volatility, related to correction of their amassed reserves.

At the same time, the European economy continues its slow but steady growth, due to the stable consumer sector and the stimulation policy of the ECB. Moreover, because of the continuous low inflation (lower than 2013 ECB targets), in March the European Central Bank declared further strengthening of monetary incentives.

As for the USA, recent macroeconomic data confirms the stability of its labor market. There are hopes also for the rehabilitation of the manufacturing sector. However the Fed so far limits its comments to careful statements about uncertainty in the world economy.

The RAM review and latest expert comments can be read here.

Rietumu Asset Management (RAM) is part of Rietumu Bank, the leading private bank in Latvia. The company provides professional asset management services. RAM’s products and services are intended for a wide range of investors and are designed to meet the specific demands and needs of each customer. In the current market conditions, RAM’s specialists offer their customers the ability to reach an effective yield to risk ratio.

DISCLAIMER: This overview (including any attachment (-s)) does not constitute a request, offer, recommendation or invitation of any kind to buy, sell or redeem any financial instruments or to conclude and/or to perform other transactions of any kind. The authors of the information presented in this overview, as well as JSC “Rietumu Asset Management" IMF, registered in the Commercial Register of Republic of Latvia on January 29, 2014, registration number 40103753360, legal address: 7 Vesetas Street, Riga, LV-1013, Latvia, hereinafter referred to as “RAM” , both together and individually, are not liable for possible use of the information presented in this overview, including any direct or indirect damages (including lost profits), as well as any penalties. Evaluations, opinions and forecasts presented in this overview are based solely on the RAM’s specialists' conclusions regarding financial instruments and issuers considered in this overview. While the information contained in this overview is obtained from sources believed to be reliable, the RAM does not guarantee its accuracy and completeness. Any of your investment decision should be fully based on your assessment of your personal financial circumstances and investment objectives. The RAM draws your attention to the fact that transactions in the securities and financial instruments market involve risk and require appropriate knowledge and experience.

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